February 13, 2017 / 3:36 PM / a year ago

U.N. Secretary General condemns weekend North Korean ballistic missile launch

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Monday denounced North Korea’s ballistic missile firing early on Sunday, calling it a “further troubling violation” of Security Council resolutions.

“The DPRK leadership must return to full compliance with its international obligations and to the path of denuclearization,” Guterres said in a statement.

The U.N. Security Council was scheduled to hold an emergency meeting on Monday afternoon on North Korea’s missile launch.

Reporting By Ned Parker Editing by; W Simon

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